Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Chess Champion

Did you know MK is a Chess Champion.
That is, she's the Hawaii Girl's Intermediate Chess Champion.
She started playing Chess when she was in the 4th grade when her Dad had knee surgery. He couldn't play or wrestle around with her for awhile. So, he taught her Chess. And poker, too but that's another story.
When she started at her new school, Ho'ala, she joined the Chess Team. Turns out her dad taught her all wrong!! But, in a couple of months she learned the Swiss Chess rules, switched her King and Queen on the board and entered her first Chess tournament.
She still has a ways to go. But, we know that Chess triggers receptors in your brain that help with problem solving and most especially math skills.
She's a Chess Champion. And she's a good kid.

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